How To Treat Arthritis Shoulder

The shoulder is made up of two joints, one is located at the place where the clavicle or collarbone meets the shoulder bone (acromion) and the second is the junction of the upper arm bone (humerus) and the shoulder blade (scapula). These areas are referred to as the AC joint and glenohumeral joint respectively.

Your shoulder is composed of a ball-and-socket joint that has three bones: the upper arm bone (humerus), the shoulder blade (scapula), and the clavicle (clavicle). The top tip of the humerus has a ball on the tip that fits into a small socket of the shoulder blade. This is what forms the shoulder joint. The socket of the shoulder’s surrounded by soft-tissue and the leader of the arm bone has a smooth, durable surface. There is a thin inner lining of the joint called the synovium. This allows for the proper motion of the joint.

How to treat arthritis shoulder

The upper part of the scapula protects the shoulder joint. Your collarbone is fixed to the shoulder blade by the acromioclavicular joint, often called the ´┐ŻAC joint’. The inner portion of the collarbone joins with the sternum (sternum). Your rotator cuff is the panel of tendons and muscles that attach your upper arm to your shoulder. This structure covers the shoulder joint. You have many muscles that attach to the three upper arm bones and these allow you to lift your arm, throw a ball, swim, and reach over your head.

Both joints are subject to arthritis. Your treating physician must assess where the pain is coming from and which area is influenced by the arthritis, with a view to properly treat your condition.

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I have arthritis in my shoulders and hip, but my hip is the worst, I have darvocet, but that is addictive and I want take it, any home rememides will do

  • Have you tried seeing a chiropractor? They really do help. I had a lot of damage done to my lower back and hips from difficult childbirth and another injury. Seeing a chiropractor helped me to avoid some pretty nasty back surgery. I see a chiropractor regularly, exercise, stretch and take a Glucosamine Chondroitin supplement. This really helps to keep me moving and reduce the pain. I rarely have to take pain medication these days: that is, as long as I don't slack off. Glucosamine is a natural compound found in healthy cartilage and can be purchased as a supplement wherever you buy vitamins. I really notice the difference when I stop taking it regularly so I know it does work. I'll put a link to some information about it.

  • Advil…I use it all the time..it's NOT addictive

  • It depends on what kind of arthritis it is. It is most probably osteoarthritis. Depending on the type of arthritis treatment differs. You may have to start on special drugs called DMARD's (Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs) or calcium, phosphorus and D3 supplementation. Please see your doctor to get the appropriate treatment. In general COX inhibitors like NSAID's (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs – like ibuprofen) will help decrease the pain, stiffness, and swelling. But you may need to start steroids so please please please consult a doctor or your arthritis could spread to other joints or leave you crippled.


  • Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition which is frequently referred to as the ‘wear and tear’ arthritis. Osteoarthritis annihilates the outer covering of the bone known as articular cartilage. People over the minimum age of 50 are usually more susceptible to this type of arthritis.

    How to treat arthritis shoulder

    Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition that affects the joint lining, known as the synovium. This type of arthritis may affect people of all ages and typically impacts multiple joints on the sides of the body.

    As a result of injury, such as a dislocation or fracture of the shoulder, post traumatic arthritis may develop. This is likewise a common form of arthritis that occurs after an individual experiences a rotator cuff tear.

    The common symptoms of shoulder arthritis include pain that progressively worsens over time. The pain can be aggravated as activity occurs and often affects individuals at night when they’re resting, owing to the activities carried out through the day.

    Limited range of motion typically occurs in all forms of arthritis, owing to the pain that ensues over time. As the disease progresses shoulder pain and restricted range of motion my increase.

    Both non-surgical and surgical treatment options are available for shoulder arthritis depending on how progressive the condition is. Non-surgical treatment consists of resting the shoulder, applying moist heat, undergoing physical therapy, taking anti-inflammatories, applying ice two to three times per day and even taking dietary supplements.

    Take a heating pad, and then press the shoulder muscles to warm and relax muscles. Then take an ice pack, and press the shoulder.

    When non-surgical options don’t provide relief, surgery may be available as a form of remedy. The most common surgical procedure is joint replacement. This has predominantly excellent results.

    Your doctor can help you decide which treatment option is best for you and your condition. Surgical or non-surgical treatments do provide some form of relief from pain and motion restoration.